The Children’s Africana Book Award, Best Book for Young Children
ALA Notable Children’s Book
The Monarch Award; Illinois K-3 Children’s Choice Award
New York Public Library list of “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Notable Book in Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Nashville, TN
Mansa Musso (She is King) is a celebration of the women who played integral roles in the creation of the Mali Empire.
Stemming from the artist's journey consulting griots and storytellers in Mali, West Africa, this 44 page catalogue has been created, detailing these ancient stories along with their respective artwork imagery and closeup imagery of the artwork.